Piyush Vardhan Singh

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Ocean Nitrogen Levels Increasing

Human activity increases the amount of nitrogen that reaches the oceans by 50 percent, on top of natural processes, according to a new report which …

Why China Will Lose a Trade War With Trump

Beijing can huff and puff, but America holds the high cards. Expect the Chinese to back down quickly—or watch their economy and political system fall …

The World Should Take China's War Threats Seriously

The risk the world faces is the one Xi has promised: a Chinese takeover of Taiwan.Taiwan’s national-security and counterespionage chief, in a …

China

Tariff Battle: Where the U.S. and Chinese Moves May Lead

President Trump pushed forward with a two-pronged trade offensive this week, enacting tariffs on imported aluminum and steel on Friday, a day after announcing levies on up to $60 billion in Chinese goods. The target of both actions is China, a country that Mr. Trump has called “an economic enemy” …

Globalization

IIP or PMI, which is a better tool to gauge Indian economy?

Coming after an uptick in quarterly growth in the December quarter, the rebound in the index of industrial production (IIP) for January has lifted …

The war over steel: Trump tips global trade into new turmoil

Blast furnace B will fire up this summer in Granite City, Illinois, giving up to 500 steel workers a job and offering President Donald Trump a fitting emblem for his campaign to put America first. Mothballed for several years by US Steel, the blast furnace sits next to the Missouri river, north of …

Economy

Scientists warn of mysterious and deadly new epidemic called Disease X that could kill millions around the world

An unknown and deadly new illness dubbed Disease X has been added to the list of potential global epidemics that could potentially kills …

The vulnerabilities of Xi Jinping and China's Communist Party

Today, despite all the accumulation of power, Xi and the CPC are far more vulnerable than is apparent.<p>In advance of the National People's Congress (NPC) meeting in Beijing, which will mark the official start of Xi Jinping's second term as the president of the People's Republic of China, the Chinese …

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage<p>Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale …

Clean Energy

Happy International Women's Day 2018! Explore stories from women all over the globe in today's #GoogleDoodle and share yours using #HerStoryOurStory!

Stan Grant: China's communist princeling Xi set to wield his 'fragile superpower'

China can appear as a paranoid regime: It represses truth and freedom; it doesn't truly trust its own people; speech is controlled by force.<p>Raising …

Friends with limited benefits: China won't save Pakistan during crises of its own making

<b>There are areas where, although China is willing to spend political capital on Pakistan’s behalf, it doesn’t like being repeatedly put in the</b> …

This Miracle Fuel Has a Few Problems

In the space of an hour on a recent evening, a couple dozen cars refilled their gas tanks at a Valero service station just off the Redwood Highway in …

Alternative Fuel

A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

Is Vladimir Putin bluffing or should we be worried about his new 'miracle weapons'?

"Nobody listened to Russia," said Vladimir Putin at his annual state of the nation speech on Thursday. "Well, listen up now."<p>The source of Putin's …

‘Declaration of war’: European officials offer brutal responses to Trump tariffs

BERLIN — European officials have not minced words in recent months regarding a U.S. president they often consider to be an obstacle rather than an ally. But Trump's announced intention to impose punishing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum triggered an especially sharp backlash Friday from a …

Europe

The Rise of the World’s New Emperors—with America’s Help

So much for freedom’s ring. The twentieth century’s defining pivots were the collapse of empires (on four continents) and the spread of democracy (to dozens of nations, new and old). But history didn’t end, after all.<p>Over the past year, the most striking global trend has been the entrenchment of …

Without American imperialism and its evils, the world faces anarchy

In 1935, the anti-Nazi writer and Austrian-Jewish intellectual Joseph Roth published a story, "The Bust of the Emperor," about an elderly count at …

Great-Power Rivalry Is Back. The U.S. Is Playing Poorly.

Trump understands the threats that China and Russia pose. But he's shown no interest in doing anything about them.<p>Great-power competition is the pressing topic for the foreign policy community these days. The idea that the world is once again seeing sharp, undisguised rivalry between the major …

Geopolitics

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented<p>An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate …

Global Warming

Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III

Numerous peacekeeping missions conducted by the UN “drastically” failed to “maintain peace and security” in the “conflict-rigged” regions. The …

An unfrozen North

The world’s permafrost holds vast stores of carbon. What happens when it thaws?

Global Warming

India has set example by harmonising devp, environment: UNEP chief

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Describing India's efforts to fight air pollution in New Delhi and other big cities as "very encouraging", UNEP chief Erik …

Five ways India must help its farmers face the threat of climate change

Climate change could hurt farmers’ income by up to 20-25% in the medium term, according to the Indian government’s latest annual economic survey. …

Farming crops with rocks to reduce CO2 and improve global food security

Farming crops with crushed rocks could help to improve global food security and reduce the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere, a new study has …

Climate Change

Decoding Budget 2018: Two million jobs a month

Indian Economy

RBI warns of a spike in inflation—and takes a jibe at Jaitley’s budget

The poll-bound Narendra Modi government’s decision to woo voters, at the cost of fiscal targets, has left it to the central bank to pick up the pieces. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Feb. 07 kept interest rates unchanged, increased its forecast for inflation, cut the growth forecast for the …

Economics

Pentagon Readies the ‘Father of All Bombs’ for Use Against North Korea

Michael T. KlareIs the Trump administration inching closer to war?The post Pentagon Readies the ‘Father of All Bombs’ for Use Against North Korea …

North Korea

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

Russian History